Wire / Silver/Lead
Album: Silver/Lead   Collection:General
Artist:Wire   Added:Aug 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-08-31 Pull Date: 2017-11-02
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 4 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 27, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler
Diamonds In Cups
4. Oct 20, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler
Diamonds In Cups
2. Oct 23, 2017: Everything A to Z Week 107
Forever & A Day
5. Sep 29, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler
Diamonds In Cups
3. Oct 21, 2017: Music Casserole
Playing Harp For The Fishes
6. Sep 22, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler
Diamonds In Cups

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-08-29
Sixteenth album from one of the original punk bands, still going strong and writing abstruse, brainy, heavy songs forty years after their formation. Here, the punk stance isn’t as much based in the intensity (unless you’re Keiji Haino, toning it down in your 60s is understandable) as in the disjunction of sounds: 80s guitars and drumbeats paired with dry, understated vocals and odd subtle proggy effects. The overall effect is mellow and vaguely poppy in an 80s way—think maybe the catchier moments in their album 154. Favorites: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10. No FCCs.

1. *(3:46)—Mid-tempo. Psychedelic beginning. Noisy, dissonant, murky and dry at the same time.
2. (2:56)—Fast, hazy, straight-ahead punk.
3. *(4:10)—Mid-tempo, dreamy, dark, simple. Feels very 80’s. Reminds me of The Chameleons (who were almost certainly influenced by Wire).
4. (4:08)—Mid-tempo. Feedback intro, clean guitars, vaguely baggy 80s British rock feel.
5. (3:12)—Slow, swampy, easygoing. Washes of psychedelic, sci-fi drone.
6. *(4:32)—Slow, dark, intent, slightly metallic, dreamy. Acoustic fingerpicking, stabs of distortion. Really cool.
7. (4:18)—Medium-slow, chilly and kinda bluesy.
8. *(3:39)–Medium-slow. Lonely, pretty guitar. Acoustic strumming. Strong Pink Floyd feel.
9. (3:01)–Fast, syncopated, relaxed. Spacey synths and guitar. Speaking of Pink Floyd…
10. *(2:41)–Slow, hypnotic strut. Surprisingly relaxing. Nice simple watery guitar lead.

Track Listing
1. Playing Harp For The Fishes   6. Sonic Lens
2. Short Elevated Period   7. This Time
3. Diamonds In Cups   8. Brio
4. Forever & A Day   9. Sleep On The Wing
5. An Alibi   10. Silver/Lead